Apparently Friday builds are a new thing, as Microsoft has released a pair of new Beta Channel builds for Windows 11 Insiders. As usual, they’re split into “new features off by default” build 22621.1537, and “new features rolling out” build 22624.1537. Let’s see what’s new:
For build 22624.1537
Access Keys in File Explorer
This change adds single key access to commands in the context menu, making the (right click) menu more accessible. To use the feature, open the context menu and press the Menu Key on your keyboard to get a display of these single key shortcuts. Insiders may have to wait as this feature is rolling out, even within the 22624.x version
Live kernel dumps in File Explorer
This feature makes it easier to capture live kernel dumps for gathering troubleshooting data while allowing the OS to continue, and can be accessed by right clicking on the System process and choosing “Create live kernel memory dump file.”
CABC on desktop PCs
Also coming to the Beta Channel is the ability to use CABC (Content Adaptive Brightness Control) to balance reduced power consumption and visual experience by adjusting screen brightness by content, to save power. This feature is well known in laptops to preserve battery life, but is now coming to plugged in devices too.
For both 22621.1537 and 22624.1537
Both versions of this new Beta Channel update include the following changes:
- New! This update adds many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, see Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
- New! The search box on the taskbar will be lighter when you set Windows to a custom color mode. This will occur when you set the Windows mode to dark and the app mode to light in Settings > Personalization > Colors.
You can check out the rest of the changes, fixes and improvements over at the Windows Insider blog post.